locked out

Asked by Terri Johnston on 2011-01-16

i have authification error. when i turn on my computer and type in my password it doesnt work anymore. Does anyone know why im locked out?

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2011-01-16
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2011-01-16

Bad password, you can reset it by booting to root recovery mode (Hold shift at boot, select recovery mode then select root)

You can now run:

ls /home

and see your usernames. You can now run:

passwd foo; reboot

(change foo for your username).

You can now log on as foo with the new password you set.

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